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MILAGRO Image Gallery


This map shows the world's 20 most populous urban areas in 2004. With 21,503,000 people, Mexico City ranks third. ( Data courtesy of the World Gazetteer; illustration courtesy of Mike Shibao, UCAR.)
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MILAGRO takes place in Mexico City, the capital of Mexico and one of the largest cities in the world with approximately 22 million inhabitants. Prevailing winds usually blow the city's air pollution to the northeast in a plume that extends over the Gulf of Mexico.
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This is a computer generated 3-D rendering of the landscape surrounding Mexico City.
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Air pollution over Mexico City ( Photo courtesy of Nancy A.Marley)
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This satellite image from MOPITT shows air pollution over China and Southeast Asia during January 2003. ( Image courtesy of the NCAR MOPITT team)
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Satellite image of particulate pollution over Beijing, China. ( NASA image courtesy the MODIS Rapid Response Team)
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Ozone peaks in urban areas during late afternoon. ( Courtesy of UCAR)
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This building in Copola, Mexico, has been damaged by acid rain. ( Courtesy of UCAR Digital Image Library)
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An inversion layer hangs over residents of Boulder, Colorado. ( Source: T. Eastburn)
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This is a photo of the Veracruz International Airport. ( Courtesy of UCAR)
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This is a photo of the C-130 airplane. ( Courtesy of UCAR)
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This is a photo of the DC-8 airplane. ( Courtesy of NASA)
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This is a photo of the Gulfstream airplane. ( Courtesy of the DOE)
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This is an image of the J-31 airplane. ( Courtesy of NASA)
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This is a photo of the King Air plane. ( Courtesy of the DOE)
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This is a photo of the Twin Otter plane. ( Courtesy of the US Forest Service)
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This is a photo of a mobile lab. ( Courtesy of Georgia Institute of Technology)
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A scientist prepares to launch a radiosonde. ( Courtesy of the Digital Image Library, UCAR)
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Researchers with a tethersonde. ( Courtesy of the DOE)
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Wind profilers such as this one will help MILAGRO researchers measure wind speed and direction. ( Courtesy of NSF)
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A scientist prepares to launch a balloon with an ozonesonde and radiosonde attached. The dual instruments will collect ozone and weather information at heights up to 115,000 feet (35 km). ( Source: MILAGRO Image File)
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